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MILLING IT OVER: Six must-have accessories for fall

This article originally appeared in the Ball State Daily News

Miller Kern is a sophomore journalism major and writes "Milling it Over" for the Daily News. Her views do not necessarily agree with those of the newspaper. Write to Miller at

With changing seasons come changing trends. Colder weather calls for new accessories that offer both style and functionality. Here are six autumn essentials:


Scarves are versatile accessories. There are an abundance of styles and ways to wear them. A thick infinity scarf is a fall must-have for style and practicality.


Finding a beanie that fits properly is a must for cold weather. Although the “the majority of body heat is lost through the head” saying is a myth, it is true that the face, head and chest are more sensitive to temperature changes than the rest of the body. Find a hat that matches your style and make it a staple in your fall wardrobe.


With temperatures not quite hitting freezing, breaking out the winter coat may feel premature. Find a thicker jacket in a warm color before settling into the puffy-coated winter blues.

Thick socks

Invest in a pair of knitted socks. Adjust them to peek out of boot tops or keep them hidden for the sole job of providing warmth.

Thigh-high socks

Wear dresses and skirts without committing to the tights life by wearing a pair of thigh-high socks instead. Socks provide the warmth of tights, but with a different, edgier look.

Brown boots

Brown is the color of fall. Copy nature by stepping into a neutral colored shoe. Brown boots will give any outfit that crisp, fall feeling.

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